Fighting for a U.S. federal budget that prioritizes peace, economic security and shared prosperity
The Federal Reserve just injected $1.5 trillion into the banking system to prop up crashing markets spooked by the coronavirus pandemic. Don’t let anyone ever tell you that our government can’t afford to provide nice — and necessary — things for all of us.
As fears grow of a global coronavirus pandemic, the United States is in a poor situation to cope. Aggressive messaging from the White House assures the public that the "full weight of the U.S. government" is working to keep Americans safe from the disease, but those words are belied by...
For the 140 million people who are poor, or one emergency away from being poor, we know it's necessary to present a comprehensive response to the systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism, and war economy plaguing our country today. This Poor People’s Moral Budget asks, given the resources of our society, whether these demands are also possible. Our answer is a resounding yes.
April 15, 2019 is Tax Day. Do you know where your tax dollars are? Here's a hint: military contractors cost the average taxpayer more than the price of a new Macbook Pro, but public housing costs the average taxpayer less than a curling iron from Wal-Mart. The average American paid...
President Trump has said that he will veto any bill that doesn’t give him the $5 billion he has demanded for his border wall.
This week the House majority released their budget blueprint for fiscal year 2019, which begins October 1.
Proposals for U.S. military spending are starkly different. See how they stack up.
Congress is in "recess" from April 7 to April 21, 2017. That means that members of Congress are home in their states or districts -- and they're ready to meet with you.
Federal funding for Planned Parenthood works out to about $2.50 per taxpayer - but it buys a lot.